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The club previously known as Weston Creek Soccer Club

By 30 March 2013 10

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Weston Creek Soccer Club is making it known that they’re moving on the greenfields of Molonglo:

The club previously known as Weston Creek Soccer Club has unanimously voted at its Annual General Meeting to rename itself Weston Molonglo Football Club.

“This is a huge step forward for the Club,” Club President Chris Brown said.

“It signifies our expansion to cater for the new Molonglo region, which will include 55,000 new residents. At last year’s Senior Presentation Night, we were also heartened to hear Minister Andrew Barr indicate that we will be able to call the new $11 million Molonglo sporting facility our home ground when it is built.”

The change of name is one of the Club’s first steps in reaching out to the growing Molonglo community, some residents of which have already registered as players.

“We will now be pro-actively engaging with the community – getting into schools, community organisations and other areas to increase our membership and ensure that football lovers have a home the moment that they move in,” Mr Brown said.

The Club retains its 42 years of proud history, with the now famous magpie and football emblem remaining in the revised logo.

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10 Responses to The club previously known as Weston Creek Soccer Club
#1
Battlecat5:41 pm, 30 Mar 13

Smart move by Weston. It will be even better if they can convince the Government to build a football specific enclosed ground in Molonglo instead of building one and expecting all four codes to squeeze into it. This club will be so big (you could argue it already is) that it’s ground doesn’t need to be shared to make it viable.

#2
muscledude_oz5:51 pm, 30 Mar 13

Pity about the F word. When will the round ball brigade get it through their thick and arrogant heads that the code is called soccer in this country? The day we become like Europe and there is no other game in town, then they can call it football.

#3
Pork Hunt7:50 pm, 30 Mar 13

muscledude_oz said :

Pity about the F word. When will the round ball brigade get it through their thick and arrogant heads that the code is called soccer in this country? The day we become like Europe and there is no other game in town, then they can call it football.

Football has been called football since the Football Association codified the rules in 1863. Don’t let it worry your pretty little head and get back into steroid munching.

#4
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd9:19 pm, 30 Mar 13

muscledude_oz said :

Pity about the F word. When will the round ball brigade get it through their thick and arrogant heads that the code is called soccer in this country? The day we become like Europe and there is no other game in town, then they can call it football.

1: why do you care what anyone calls it?

2: hundreds of millions around the globe get more of a say about what it’s called than a few million tiny fisted Australians.

DISCLAIMER: I hate football of all codes, nay, I hate all sports, so don’t try and accuse me of being any type of football fan.

#5
Affirmative Action M9:59 am, 31 Mar 13

Reply to Pork Hunt

AFL Football first codified their rules in 1858 which was 5 years before the UK football Association did.

#6
Battlecat2:15 pm, 31 Mar 13

muscledude_oz said :

Pity about the F word. When will the round ball brigade get it through their thick and arrogant heads that the code is called soccer in this country? The day we become like Europe and there is no other game in town, then they can call it football.

So it has to be the only game in town to be called football? Does that mean the other codes can’t call themselves football either? Telling someone else what to call their sport, and they’re arrogant..ironic.

#7
Jono4:38 pm, 31 Mar 13

Affirmative Action Man said :

AFL Football first codified their rules in 1858 which was 5 years before the UK football Association did.

Since this thread’s about the name of the various codes, this can’t stand without correction.

There was no such thing as a competition called the AFL prior to 1990. However, the rules for Australian Rules Football were indeed codified in the 1850s.

#8
Duffbowl4:39 pm, 31 Mar 13

Forms of village and town football have been played since the 14th century, as noted in various decrees and laws issued by authorities in England.

Guy’s Hospital Football Club was formed (allegedly) in 1843, and played by codified Rugby Rules, which was the basis for Rugby Football. The first verified club playing by codified Rugby Rules was Dublin University FC, formed in 1854. Football as played at Rugby is thought to have begun in the 17th century, with players writing and agreeing (codifying) rules in 1845.

Sheffield Football Club was formed in 1857 and played by the codified Sheffield Rules, which were the basis for Association Football.

Melbourne Football Club was formed in 1859, and began the process of codifying Melbourne Rules for football, which became the basis for Australian Rules Football.

Now, let us unite against the common enemy: bicycle riders.

#9
johnboy4:46 pm, 31 Mar 13

Actually this thread is about “The club previously known as Weston Creek Soccer Club”.

See it says so right there at the top.

#10
astrojax10:08 pm, 31 Mar 13

but i’m brian, and so is my wife…

good to see a local football club expanding into greater community participation. good upon them…

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